Trump indicted over hush money payments

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# 31 March 2023 02:52 (UTC +04:00)

Former United States President Donald Trump was indicted on Thursday by a grand jury in the state of New York over the "hush money" payment scandal in 2016, APA reports citing Teletrader.

The indictment has not been released yet but the legal process itself would represent the first time a former US president will be faced with criminal charges. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has been investigating for years the payments Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen made in 2016 to a woman to prevent her from publicly revealing details about her alleged affair with the then-presidential candidate.

Trump allegedly later reimbursed Cohen for the payments and filed them under legal expenses, which could have constituted a violation of federal campaign finance laws, according to US media.

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